Dove Style and Care Hair Care Range Review
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might remember my post on the Dove Style & Care range event I attended quite some time ago now. If you missed it, please check it out here to see the way my hair was styled by their celebrity hair stylist!
I've had a lot of time to properly try out these products, and to see how to best use them for someone with my hair type. When I style my hair, as in straighten it, do a flat twist out, or just blow dry it- these are now my go-to products. As you might guess, they are not natural at all so if you avoid silicones and mineral oil in your hair, these are not for you. However, if you blow dry and straightened your hair- silicones are practically the only ingredient that will protect your hair, so I do recommend using them for that purpose.
Dove Style And Care Heat Protect Spray: This is a heat protectant that promises to protect your hair while heat styling up to 230 degrees, and to also strengthen your hair. I don't see any ingredients that would be strengthening in the ingredient list, however- I love this for blow drying my hair. It is very light, if you spray it in your hair and pretty much feels like water. It leaves my hair really soft after blow drying, and it also leaves it smelling super nice!
Dove Style And Care Cream Serum: This is a very interesting product, the formula is semi solid, like a thick cream and it is super shimmery! I would recommend that if you have afro hair, you can use it after moisturising to "seal in moisture". Another way I used it, was when I do a flat twist out over night, I'll use this instead of a gel or butter and as it contains water, it will moisturise my hair and the silicones and other emollients will prevent frizz. Contrary to what it says on the back, it is suuuper greasy so do not use too much! A tiny bit will definitely do! And this product will leave your hair very shiny and healthy looking!
Dove Style And Care Serum: I have actually tried quite a few hair serums that I have reviewed here on my blog, and this is actually my favourite one. It is the usual silicone based, clear serum, however it is really thin and very smooth which I really like. I use this as a heat protectant when I straighten my hair and it leaves it smooth and soft.
Dove Style And Care Dry Shampoo: I cannot comment on this product to much as it isn't really suitable for my hair type. As with all the other products, it smells very nice. When I tried it, it didn't leave too much of a white cast on my hair.
Conclusion: First off, all of these products smells amazing, which I really love. The thought behind these products is that they will treat your hair as well as style it. I understand the vision and they do contain a lot of softening and smoothing ingredients, however, I don't feel that they contain that many strengthening or ingredients that will care for your hair, I use these for styling purposes only! Even thought Dove is a mainstream brand and not aimed at Afro hair, I think the products were really suitable for my hair type and I am sure they suit other hair types too, just make sure that if you have naturally straight hair (which also tends to have the ability to get oily, contrary to afro hair)- don't use too much.
Have you tried Dove hair care products, or any products from this range?
(*) These products were gifted to me, to review
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